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Ma Mathematics tests KEY STAGE 3 HIGHER TIERS TEST A Mental mathematics Test A transcript CONFIDENTIAL MATERIAL ENCLOSED THIS BOOKLET CONTAINS CONFIDENTIAL TEST QUESTIONS – IT MUST BE KEPT SECURE. IT SHOULD NOT BE OPENED UNTIL THE MENTAL MATHEMATICS TEST IS DUE TO START ON TUESDAY 6 MAY 2008. EARLY OPENING, UP TO ONE HOUR BEFORE THE TEST 2008 STARTS, IS PERMISSIBLE ONLY IF PAPERS ARE NEEDED FOR ADMINISTRATIVE PURPOSES. This booklet contains a transcript of the key stage 3 mental mathematics test A. It should be used ONLY in cases of CD failure or for speciﬁc special arrangements outlined in the 2008 Assessment and reporting arrangements booklet for key stage 3. Sourced from SATs-Papers.co.uk 282679_mmTransA.indd 1 http://www.SATs-Papers.co.uk 30/11/07 23:23:24 Notes for use of transcript Instructions In the event of CD failure, the test administrator should follow the instructions on pages 2 and 5. 1. Pupils should have only pens or pencils. They should not have rubbers, rulers, calculators or any other mathematical equipment. Access to paper for working out answers is not allowed. 2. Ensure that each pupil has an answer sheet. Tell the pupils to write their name and school in the box at the top of the answer sheet. 3. Ensure the pupils understand that: they must complete the test on their own without copying or discussing questions with other pupils they will be told how long they have to answer each question and that the time given will increase from 5, to 10, to 15 seconds as the test progresses through the three sections for some of the questions, the information they will need is included in or beside the answer box on the pupil answer sheet they are not allowed to use a calculator or any other mathematical equipment if they want to change their answer, they should put a cross through their ﬁrst answer. They are not allowed to rub out any answers they should answer as many questions as they can. If they ﬁnd a question too difﬁcult, they should put a cross in the answer box and wait for the next question they should not write in the white boxes in the blue margins they will not be allowed to ask any questions once the test has started. 4. The test administrator must have access to a clock or watch that measures accurately in seconds. Instructions continued on page 5 Sourced from SATs-Papers.co.uk 282679_mmTransA.indd 2 2 http://www.SATs-Papers.co.uk 30/11/07 23:23:25 Sourced from SATs-Papers.co.uk 282679_mmTransA.indd 3 3 http://www.SATs-Papers.co.uk 30/11/07 23:23:25 Look at the numbers on your answer sheet. Write down the number that is the mode. Look at the expression. Write it as simply as possible. Subtract nought point one from four. What number is eight more than minus two? Look at the number on your answer sheet. Round it to one decimal place. What is the gradient of the line with equation y equals three x plus two? 2 3 4 5 6 7 Look at the shaded triangle drawn on a centimetre square grid. What is the area of the triangle? 9 3 2 1 ‘Now turn over your answer sheet.’ 17 Look at the number on your answer sheet. Halve it. 16 Look at the expression. Multiply out the brackets. 15 On average I take twenty breaths in one minute. How many breaths is that in one hour? 7 4.875 0.1 4 4 b + 5b 9 6 4 –2 4 42 99 Total marks 5 4 14 I travel at a constant speed of forty miles per hour. How far do I travel in two and a half hours? 8 Time: 5 seconds Practice question School Last name First name Mental mathematics Test A Key stage 3 mathematics 2008 Pupil answer sheet 13 Twenty per cent of a number is six. What is the number? 12 Look at the equation on your answer sheet. When b is three, what is the value of a? 11 Look at the triangle. Work out the size of angle p. 10 Write down the multiple of twelve between forty and ﬁfty. There are three hundred people at a concert. One hundred and ﬁfty-ﬁve of them are male. How many are female? 8 ‘For the next group of questions you will have 10 seconds to work out each answer and write it down.’ How many sixes are there in forty-two? 1 For the ﬁrst group of questions you will have 5 seconds to work out each answer and write it down.’ ‘Now we are ready to start the test. Higher tiers test A questions 6 5 4 3 2 1 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 p 55° miles Time: 10 seconds 7 ° 50 6 5.7 3( a – 5 ) 20 40 mph 20% a = 5b – 4 25° 40 cm2 300 y = 3x + 2 Time: 5 seconds continued 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 Sourced from SATs-Papers.co.uk 282679_mmTransA.indd 4 4 http://www.SATs-Papers.co.uk 30/11/07 23:23:25 ‘Put your pens down. The test is ﬁnished.’ 30 Eight squared is the same as two to the power what? 29 Look at the rhombus. Work out its area. 28 Look at the numbers on your answer sheet. Add them. 27 A pyramid has ﬁve faces. How many sides does the base of the pyramid have? 26 The frequency table shows the number of televisions owned by thirty families. Altogether how many televisions did they own? 25 Look at the cuboid. It has a volume of one hundred cubic centimetres. Work out length a. 24 Thirty-two people were asked if they travelled to work by bus one morning. The pie chart shows the results. How many people said yes? 24 23 22 21 × × 20 21 No 38 38 Time: 15 seconds 23 Look at the square grid. Shade one more square to give a shape with rotation symmetry of order two. £ 20 19 blue green = people Yes = 760 m3 m £1.20 0.3 0.4 red 24 23 22 21 20 19 30 29 28 27 26 a cm 3 2 1 0 Televisions 2cm 3 3 4 4 2 82 0.3 5 faces 8 10 10 2 Frequency cm 10cm 25 Probability Colour 18 18 Time: 15 seconds continued Time: 10 seconds continued 22 Twenty multiplied by thirty-eight is seven hundred and sixty. What is twenty-one multiplied by thirty-eight? 21 One of the shapes on your answer sheet is the net of a cuboid. Put a ring round the correct shape. ‘For the next group of questions you will have 15 seconds to work out each answer and write it down.’ 20 Look at the expression. Write down the value of the expression when m is six. 19 In a sale, the price of a notebook is decreased by ten per cent. What is the new price if the old price was one pound twenty? 18 In a bag, there are only red, green and blue balls. Complete the table to show the probability of taking a blue ball. 30 29 28 27 26 25 5. Read out the following script, using exactly these words: Listen carefully to the instructions I am going to give you. After I have ﬁnished reading them, there will be time for you to ask any questions you might have. However, you will not be able to ask any questions once the test has begun. I will start by reading a practice question. Then I am going to ask you 30 questions for the test. On your sheet there is an answer box for each question, where you should write the answer to the question and nothing else. You should work out the answer to each question in your head, but you may jot things down outside the answer box if this helps you. Do not try to write down your calculations because this will waste time and you may miss the next question. For some of the questions, important information is already written down for you on the sheet. I will read out each question twice. Listen carefully both times. You will then have time to work out your answer. If you cannot work out an answer, put a cross in the answer box. If you make a mistake, cross out the wrong answer and write the correct answer next to it. There are some easy and some harder questions so don’t be put off if you cannot answer a question. 6. Stop and answer any questions that the pupils may have. 7. Read out the following: Here is the practice question to show you what to do. I will read the question twice, and you will have 5 seconds to work out the answer and write it in the answer box. Add ten to the number on your answer sheet. Repeat the question. Add ten to the number on your answer sheet. Wait 5 seconds (measured accurately using a clock or watch), then read out the following: Now put down your pen or pencil. 8. Ensure that the pupils have correctly placed their answers to the practice question on their answer sheets. Remind the pupils that, for some questions, information is provided in or beside the answer box. When they are ready to begin the test, tell the pupils that you will not be able to answer any further questions, or interrupt the test, once you have started reading the questions. 9. The questions are given on pages 3–4 of this booklet. The questions must be read out exactly as written. Start by stating the question number, then read each question twice before leaving the 5, 10 or 15 second response time. These timings must be strictly adhered to. 10. At the end of the test, tell the pupils to put down their pens or pencils, then collect their answer sheets. Sourced from SATs-Papers.co.uk 282679_mmTransA.indd 5 5 http://www.SATs-Papers.co.uk 30/11/07 23:23:26 QCA wishes to make its publications widely accessible. Please contact us if you have any specific accessibility requirements. 29 Bolton Street London W1J 8BT Telephone: 08700 60 60 40 Minicom: 020 7509 6546 Fax: 020 7509 5908 Email: tests@naa.org.uk Website: www.naa.org.uk/tests First published 2008 © Qualifications and Curriculum Authority 2008 Reproduction, storage, adaptation or translation, in any form or by any means, of this publication is prohibited without prior written permission of the publisher, unless within the terms of licences issued by the Copyright Licensing Agency. 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